Rules of The Road                    

  • Boats must be docked or moored at night to a physical dock or permitted mooring,  anchoring is not allowed.

  • Boats cannot operate from 1/2 after sunset to 1/2 before sunrise (no nighttime use).

  • Capacity is limited to the capacity listed on this site or the USCG Weight Rating Placard.

  • Boats are restricted from: Woods Hole Passage and Buzzards Bay, Nantucket, Muskeget Channel and south of the Islands.

  • All State and local laws apply, please review MA boating regulations prior to boating. Check Here

  • Operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs is strictly forbidden.

  • Only the licensed and contracted operator may captain the vessel, and they must be over the age of 21.

  • Watersports equipment is available for purchase at our ship store.

  • There is a $2500 Damage deductible if damage is to occur.

  • A check-out and vessel orientation will be performed prior to departure and is required.

  • Fuel must be refilled at Safe Harbor Vineyard Haven at time of return and is the responsibility of the renter.

  • Boats shall not operate during a posted Small Craft Advisory as listed by the Zone Marine Forecast for Vineyard/Nantucket Sound

Safety Notices and Safe Operations

  • No Bowriding, legs must be inside the front of the boat, regardless of railings or handholds

  • Caution should be used whenever there is someone seated ahead of the captain, wakes and waves may cause sudden shock to the passengers and result in injury or death.

  • Safe Speed should always be used, more waves, more traffic means more hazards.

  • Always use the GPS to navigate and determine safe water depth to avoid running aground

  • Remove fenders and stow properly after leaving the dock, loose fenders can pop off and cause injury to those inside the boat

  • Always charge someone with being a spotter during water sports, safe water sports requires at least 3 people

  • Always obey safe speed or No Wake zones. In general keep 150’ from all beaches and swim areas.

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MV Boat Rentals

100 Lagoon Pond Rd

Vineyard Haven, MA  02568

Call us: 508.693.4174

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